Are you exhausted by virtual meetings? So am I. So are many of us. Even CEOs are getting sick of virtual meetings. That’s because of all the ways these meetings fail to replicate natural conversational settings and strain our brains.
A few months ago, I wrote this blog post about the pandemic of burnout sweeping workplaces in the age of COVID-19. In that article, I cited a definition of burnout as unmanaged “chronic workplace stress,” but I didn’t really touch on other kinds of stress. This week, I want to address workplace stress outside the notion of burnout, in all its forms: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Stress is high for leaders and their employees, so here is some guidance for how workplace leaders can best offer support for the working women on their teams during these times.
There are several facets of women’s challenges at work, in general and during the pandemic. The forces that combine to exacerbate the crisis originate at home, at work, and from the current circumstances, so in this post, I’ll address solutions working women can work towards in each sphere.
Invisible labor, emotional labor, mental load. All these terms refer to a common phenomenon experienced primarily by women in the workplace. And though the conversation around these issues has begun, there is much more visibility and change needed.
Have you heard of growth mindset? The literature on success in the workplace is littered with references to this concept. In fact, this Forbes article not only labels the growth mindset an “essential” ingredient to success but also confidently asserts that “mindset is everything.” So what is growth mindset?
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the powerful impact of grief on productivity. That got me thinking about how other emotions might affect productivity, and the one that most intrigued me was love. As it turns out, there’s tons of research on how love impacts productivity. What I found most interesting is that the effects vary widely, depending on what kind of love we’re talking about.
Most of us have heard the term “burnout” used before, but did you know the incidence of burnout is rising dramatically in the times of COVID-19? As burnout burns through the workforce, it’s becoming increasingly important for workers and workplace leaders to learn more about this phenomenon, especially how to identify and combat it.
With the coronavirus pandemic at the forefront of everyone’s mind, it can be easy to overlook another epidemic plaguing the American workforce: sleep deprivation. How can a mere lack of shut-eye create such drastic consequences?